Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!


Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Walleye and sauger fishing report

Over the last week I have fished pools 2,3 and 4.  Each pool had had decent bites on them.  It seemed pool 2 had a better sauger bite for my vessel with pool 4 having the better walleye bite.  In each pool I pretty much fished the same techniques from trolling to dragging jigs.   With each technique putting walleyes and saugers in the boat. 

Wednesday, Katie, Graham and uncle Joe joined me.  We launched out of the 494 launch and went for the catch and release fish.  Katie had the hot hand today catching several saugers and walleye but everyone in the vessel had a few fish in our short period out in the late afternoon.  It was a great time out there with you three in this date and I look forward to taking you out again in the future when you come back from Colorado Katie.    

Friday Duane and I hit pool 4.   We started out dragging jigs in an area I had been catching some walleyes of late and put a couple into the live well before the windy conditions picked up. We then set out to hit several other areas doing some trolling and catching walleyes and saugers in about every place we hit.  Not always keepers but they seemed to keep our rods bowed over.  It was a great time taking you out today Duane and I look forward to taking you out again when the water cools off for a few other techniques. 

I have been fishing in water depth from 3 to 10 feet as of late.   The clarity had been really good but that's gonna change with all the rains that has happened over the last week.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!!

 
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